George W. Bush Announces Programs for Bush Institute at Southern Methodist U.

Former President George W. Bush, speaking today in Dallas, listed education, economic growth, freedom, and global health as the policy areas that will be the focus of a future institute bearing his name at Southern Methodist University, The Dallas Morning News reported. The institute will be part of the $300-million presidential center, which will include a library and museum. In his comments today, Mr. Bush attempted to ease faculty concerns that the institute would be too partisan, saying it will be “independent and nonpartisan.” The university also announced that James W. Guthrie, an education professor and director of the Peabody Center for Education Policy at Vanderbilt University, will join Southern Methodist’s faculty and become the institute’s first senior scholar.

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